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Backpackers International

57 reviews
PO Box 878, Cook Islands
Traveller (30)
Pool & Beach (5)
Room & Suite (4)
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
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“big kitchen”(2 reviews)
“common areas”(2 reviews)
“down the road”(4 reviews)
Paid Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ok it was cheap but really! stayed 3 days and the floor in the toilet/shower rooms had the same pieces of paper on them on day 3 as day 1, not good enough I say. The fan in room 19 was so noisy sounded like...More

Thank muncaster2016
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Owner at Backpackers InternationalResponded 19 January 2017

Firstly, the hostel is cleaned every morning, both bathroom, kitchen, dining area and garden area, even on public holidays, which is when you can your family arrived, Boxing day Sunday, Public holiday Monday and Public holiday Tuesday. All our double beds have mattress protectors as...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here many times over the years.. thoroughly enjoy my stay each time... I see a few negative comments... but i completely see different... at the end of the day.... you get what you pay for..... want flash... pay the $100 -200 per night...More

Thank timotheem2014
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your honest review and am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a basic, clean, well located budget accommodation, that also boasts to have a great atmosphere to get to know and meet other people from all walks of...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you are in your twenties and used to slovenly dorms, dumpy apartments shared with unkempt room-mates, who refuse to pick up after themselves because Mom always cleaned up after them, unsanitary and ill-equipped kitchens, cold showers, missing toilet paper and noisy, messy neighbors; then...More

2  Thank Leif L
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 28 December 2016

Wow, I'm must say I am surprised, as you were complaining to me about the other guests and how you were telling them they had to wash their dishes. The guests were complaining about you as no one wanted to share the dorm with you,...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

DO NOT STAY HERE. GO TO RAROTONGA BACKPACKERS INSTEAD. NOTE: I read the bad reviews before staying here but decided to give it a go anyway. Do not make the same mistake. When I asked to see the room before I paid for five nights...More

2  Thank NickMoinyard
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 28 December 2016

Firstly, when you advised the manager on the way to the hostel that you will be on the island for at least 6weeks as a medical student, she recommended you go into the big dorm as it would be easier for the early mornings as...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

There were lots of rules in this hostel, beyond the usual "clean up after yourself", but I think that so long as you are clearly aware of them, it does not detract from your experience here. The free pick-up was much appreciated. The manager came...More

Thank SPA01
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 28 December 2016

Thank you for your review, yes I am looking at somewhere different for the smoking area. After we finish renovating, we are planning on setting up somewhere in the garden that is partly covered, so that smokers can go there and it's away from the...More

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US$14 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$14 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"my sister and I had a twin share room"
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"Anywhere upstairs is preferable to down stairs (mosquitoes) 😖"
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"Private rooms are equally priced as two dorm beds, consider this."
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"please just avoid altogether"
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